Owen Elliott had another solid round of one-over 73 on Sunday
BREWSTER, Mass. - Senior tri-captain Owen Elliott of the Tufts golf team received Division III All-New England honors after he just missed finishing as the medalist while leading the Jumbos at the 2016 New England Championship on Sunday and Monday.
Led by Elliott's 73 on Monday morning, Tufts moved up five positions from Sunday to tie for fourth place overall at the tournament. The Jumbos had a 13-shot improvement from their first round, scoring a 635 (324-311) for the two rounds. They had the second-best score in the final round for Division III out of 20 squads.
Elliott finished at tied for third in the NEIGA Championship and was one shot away from going to a playoff. He recorded a 76-73 with the final score of 149 ending up at five-over for the two rounds.
With a eight-shot improvement from round one, Jumbo sophomore Justin Feldman shot a three-over 75 in the final round finish the tournament at 14-over 158, tied for 17th place.
With an equally-impressive seven-shot improvement, freshman Ethan Sorkin climbed up the leaderboard at the last event of the fall 2016 slate to tie for 27th with a 84-77 (161).
In the fourth position for the team, junior tri-captain Taylor Nordan concluded the two rounds with an 81-86 to post a 167. Freshman Brandon Karr kept his play consistent with a 173 (86-87) to round out the team.
Babson College's Chris Bornhorst defeated Castleton University's Zachary Temple in a one-hole playoff to win the 82nd Annual NEIGA Championship. Both players shot a two-day total of 148. With a top-five finish, Husson's Daulton Wickenden and Endicott's Athan Goulas led their teams to high finishes in the team standings.
Babson College won the Division III NEIGA Championship with a 311 for round one and 306 for the final round of play for a total of 617. Behind them by seven shots, Husson claimed second place with a 311-313-624. First round leader Nichols led with a 307, but finished with a 326 to gain third place (633). To tie for fourth position, Tufts and Western New England carded 635s.
The Jumbos end their fall season on a positive note and will return to action in April.